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Diseases of Sugarcane

Diseases of Sugarcane Author C. Ricaud
ISBN-10 9780444597670
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 412
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An extensive volume of Sugarcane Diseases and their World Distribution (Vol. I) was published by Elsevier under the auspices of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists in 1961. The present volume was intended to be a new edition of the book, but so many changes were required that a new book was needed. Only three chapters have been kept with slight amendments. The other chapters have been completely re-written. In fact with changes in importance of major diseases, four diseases previously treated have been left out; on the other hand, three new topics have been included in the new book, two new diseases and a chapter on sugarcane quarantine. The first chapter gives a brief account of the anatomy, morphology and physiology of the sugarcane plant to facilitate terminology and especially for a better appreciation of the effect of disease on the growth of the crop. Diseases are extensively treated as in Volume I, with a very good description of their symptoms and variation under different conditions and severity, all well illustrated by black and white figures and in a set of colour plates at the end of the book which will prove of valuable help for identification. The causal agents of the diseases are described giving synonyms, cultural characteristics, isolation methods and present knowledge on race variation, an aspect on which there has been quite an advance in knowledge since Volume I was published. New techniques of diagnosis are also given. Advances in research on the diseases over the last 25 years are well covered and supported by an extensive bibliography at the end of each chapter. The book has been edited by people having first hand experience in the field and in research on these diseases. Authors have been selected from among the most knowledgeable all over the sugar cane world, especially with due regard to the importance of the different diseases in their countries. The book should prove of immense value to those concerned with practical aspects of plant disease control in the field: pathologists, agronomists and crop specialists, including consultants, to those concerned with quarantine of the crop, for university lectures and students, and research scientists. In a pre-publication review D.J. Heinz and S.A. Ferreira of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association stated: ``Much has changed and new information generated since the original version of this book was published in 1961. This new edition incorporates most of it, providing both the laboratory and field sugarcane pathologist a complete and authoritative guide to the major sugarcane diseases of the world. It is the best single book available on sugarcane diseases.''

Management of Fungal Plant Pathogens

Management of Fungal Plant Pathogens Author Arun Arya
ISBN-10 9781845936044
Release 2010
Pages 388
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This book provides an overview of our current knowledge of some plant-pathogen interactions in economically important crops, emphasizing the importance of pathogenic fungi on fruits, cereals, postharvest crops and the establishment of plant diseases and drawing together fundamental new information on their management strategies based on conventional and eco-friendly methods, with an emphasis on the use of microorganisms and various biotechnological aspects of agriculture, which could lead to sustainability in modern agriculture. The book examines the role of microbes in growth promotion, as bioprotectors and bioremediators, and presents practical strategies for using microbes in sustainable agriculture. In addition, the use of botanicals vis-a-vis chemical pesticides is also reviewed. Contributions on new research fields such as mycorrhizas and endophytes are included. The book also examines in different chapters host-pathogen interactions in the light of the new tools and techniques of molecular biology and genetics.

Sugarcane Pathology

Sugarcane Pathology Author Govind P. Rao
ISBN-10 1578081785
Release 2004
Pages 358
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"contains critical reviews and research articles written by distinguished sugarcane pathologists from all over the world. In addition, it serves as an exhaustive and up to date compendium of references on various aspects of bacterial and nematode diseases."--BOOK JACKET.

Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management

Sugar Cane Cultivation and Management Author H. Bakker
ISBN-10 9781461547259
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 679
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This volume is intended for reference by the commercial sugar cane grower. Disciplines are covered for the successful production of a sugar cane crop. A number of good books exist on field practices related to the growing of sugar cane. Two examples are R.P. Humbert's The Growing of Sugar Cane and Alex G. Alexander's Sugarcane Physiology. Volumes of technical papers, produced regularly by the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, are also a source of reference. Perhaps foremost, local associations, such as the South African Sugar Technologists' Association, do excellent work in this regard. In my forty-five years of experience with the day-to-day problems of producing a satisfactory crop of sugar cane, deciding what should be done to produce such a crop was not straightforward. Although the literature dealing with specific subjects is extensive, I tried to consolidate some of the material to provide the man in the field with information, or an overview of the subject matter.

Biological Control of Crop Diseases

Biological Control of Crop Diseases Author Samuel S. Gnanamanickam
ISBN-10 0203910958
Release 2002-04-03
Pages 480
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With contributions from more than 30 internationally renowned experts, this book combines coverage of theory with coverage of global practices. Highlighting the day-to-day challenges of organic crop management for cost-effective real-world application, the book explores the biological control of diseases in 12 major crops. It focuses on the use of host plant resistance through transgenics and induced systemic resistance as a part of biological control. Topics covered include the role of biocontrol agents for signalling resistance, effective ecofriendly alternative to combat bacterial, fungal, and viral infestation, and transgenic crops in disease management.

Diseases of Field Crops and Their Management

Diseases of Field Crops and Their Management Author T. S. Thind
ISBN-10 817035417X
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 471
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To Meet The Food Demands Of Ever Increasing Human Population, Agricultural Production Is Being Augmented Through The Use Of New Crop Varieties And Changed Agronomic Practices. These Practices Have Enormously Increased The Incidence Of Several Pests And Diseases. Plant Diseases Cause Serious Threats To The Successful Cultivation Of Agricultural Crops Resulting In Huge Losses In Their Yields. In The Recent Past, Certain Diseases Have Appeared In Epidemic From Endangering Sustainability In Agriculture. The Destructive Potential Of Plant Diseases In Modern Day Agriculture Has Increased Due To The Use Of Cultivars Having Narrow Genetic Base Over Large Areas. Correct Disease Diagnosis Is The Prime Requirement For Recommending Preventive Or Curative Measures For Effective Disease Management. Knowledge Of Perpetuation And Spread Of The Pathogens And Various Factors Affecting Disease Development Is Necessary. All The Available Strategies Must Be Used In An Integrated Manner And A Holistic Approach Needs To Be Developed For The Management Of Major Diseases Of A Crop. Information On Latest Developments In The Understanding And Management Of Plant Diseases Has Been Compiled In This Publication. The Book Deals With Diseases Of Important Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Sugar Crops, Cotton And Fodder Crops Through 23 Chapters. Nematode Problems Of These Crops Have Been Exclusively Discussed In One Chapter While Another Deals With Mycotoxin Contamination In Stored Grains. Coloured Photographs Showing Symptoms Of Important Diseases Are Given To Help In Disease Diagnosis. It Is Hoped That The Book Will Cater To The Needs Of Research Workers, Teachers And Students Not Only In The Discipline Of Plant Patholgy But Also In Other Areas Of Agriculture. Contents Chapter 1: Disease Of Wheat And Their Management By D V Singh, S K Jain, K D Srivastava And R Aggarwal; Chapter 2: Diseases Of Maize And Their Management By R C Sharma; Chapter 3: Diseases Of Rice And Their Management By B Padhi And S Gangopadhyay; Chapter 4: Diseases Of Pearl Millet And Their Management By R P Thakur; Chapter 5: Diseases Of Sorghum And Their Management By S Pande, P S Marley And J M Lenne; Chapter 6: Diseases Of Rapeseed And Mustard And Their Management By G S Saharan; Chapter 7: Diseases Of Groundnut And Their Management By C D Mayee; Chapter 8: Diseases Of Linseed And Sesame And Their Management By Reeti Singh, U C Singh, R K Khare And B L Sharma; Chapter 9: Diseases Of Chickpea And Their Management By Gurdip Singh And Y R Sharma; Chapter 10: Diseases Of Mungbean And Urdbean And Their Management By R A Singh, S N Gurha And A Ghosh; Chapter 11: Diseases Of French Bean And Their Management By A Ghosh, R A Singh And S N Gurha; Chapter 12: Diseases Of Pigeonpea And Fieldpea And Their Management By Vishwa Dhar And R G Chaudhary; Chapter 13: Diseases Of Cowpea And Their Management By Moly Saxena, D R Saxena, M S Bhale And M N Khare; Chapter 14: Diseases Of Soybean And Their Management By D S Singh And K K Pandey; Chapter 15: Diseases Of Lentil And Their Management By D R Saxena, Moly Saxena And M N Khare; Chapter 16: Diseases Of Cotton And Their Management By O M Bambawale, S Raj, M K Meshram And N K Taneja; Chapter 17: Diseases Of Sugarcane And Their Management By Satyavir, Anil Kumar And S K Khirbat; Chapter 18: Diseases Of Sugarbeet And Their Management By S N Srivastava; Chapter 19: Diseases Of Rabi Fodder Crops And Their Management By P P Gupta, Rakesh Kumar, S K Gandhi And R N Arora; Chapter 20: Diseases Of Kharif Fodder Crops And Their Management By P P Gupta, R N Arora And S K Gandhi; Chapter 21: Microbial Spoilage Of Stored Grains And Its Management By R C Sharma And T S Thind; Chapter 22: Mycotoxins In Foodgrains And Their Management By P P Singh, T S Thind, V K Mehan; Chapter 23: Nematode Diseases Of Field Crops And Their Management By H S Gaur And Inderjit Singh.

A Guide to Sugarcane Diseases

A Guide to Sugarcane Diseases Author
ISBN-10 2876143860
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 339
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Current Trends in Plant Disease Diagnostics and Management Practices

Current Trends in Plant Disease Diagnostics and Management Practices Author Pradeep Kumar
ISBN-10 9783319273129
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 469
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Plant diseases play an important role on our daily lives. Most of plant diseases are visible and are caused by biotic and/or abiotic factors. Symptoms are usually the results of a morphological change, alteration or damage to plant tissue and/or cells due to an interference of the plant’s metabolism. All basic structures of vascular plants are subject to attack by pathogens. The failure in accurate disease diagnosis and management may lead to huge losses in plant production and related commodities, which causes nutritional food scarcity. Typically, the appearance of a biotic symptom will indicate the relatively late stage of an infection and/or colonization of a pathogen. Expert detection, accurate diagnosis, and timely management play a significant role in keeping plants free from pathogens. In this book expert scholars share their research knowledge and key literature which are vital toward the diagnosis of plant diseases across the globe, addressing traditional plant pathology techniques, as well as advanced molecular diagnostic approach.


Sugarcane Author Fernando Santos
ISBN-10 9780128025604
Release 2015-05-16
Pages 492
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Sugarcane: Agricultural Production, Bioenergy and Ethanol explores this vital source for "green" biofuel from the breeding and care of the plant all the way through to its effective and efficient transformation into bioenergy. The book explores sugarcane's 40 year history as a fuel for cars, along with its impressive leaps in production and productivity that have created a robust global market. In addition, new prospects for the future are discussed as promising applications in agroenergy, whether for biofuels or bioelectricity, or for bagasse pellets as an alternative to firewood for home heating purposes are explored. Experts from around the world address these topics in this timely book as global warming continues to represent a major concern for both crop and green energy production. Focuses on sugarcane production and processing for bioenergy Provides a holistic approach to sugarcane’s potential – from the successful growth and harvest of the plant to the end-use product Presents important information for "green energy" options

Diseases of Field Crops

Diseases of Field Crops Author
ISBN-10 8173871299
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 464
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Molecular Markers in Mycology

Molecular Markers in Mycology Author Bhim Pratap Singh
ISBN-10 9783319341064
Release 2017-02-06
Pages 361
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The Kingdom fungi encompass a massive diversity of taxa with wide-ranging ecologies, life cycles, and morphologies ranging from unicellular aquatic chytrids to large mushrooms. Before molecular methods came in existence, taxonomists considered this Kingdom to be a member of the plant kingdom due to certain life styles like immobility and growth habitats. Molecular markers (also known as DNA markers), facilitated a better alternative method over traditional morphological methods, employed for the identification, characterization, and to understand the evolution of fungi. The morphological methods used for identification are mainly dependent on spore color or microscopic features whereas molecular markers are based on DNA polymorphism in the genomic organization. Phylogenetic studies reported in last decade, based on molecular markers, have reshaped the classification system of Kingdom fungi, which divided into one subkingdom, seven phyla, and ten subphyla. Recent advances in molecular mycology have opened the way for researchers to identify and characterize novel fungal species from unique environments. Mycology is concerned with the systematic study of fungi, including their genetic and biochemical properties, their use to humans as a source of medicine and food, as well as their dangers, such as poisoning and infections. In the 21st century with the development of DNA sequencing technologies and phylogenetic analysis based on molecular markers, new insights into fungal taxonomy were provided. This book contains a thorough discussion of molecular characterization and detection of different groups of fungi by using PCR-based markers and provides a comprehensive view of the applications and uses of different molecular markers in molecular mycology. It also addresses the recent molecular markers employed to solve the problems of identification and discusses current approaches used in molecular characterization and detection of fungi.

A Guide to Sugarcane Diseases

A Guide to Sugarcane Diseases Author
ISBN-10 2876143860
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 339
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ISBN-10 8120312473
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 548
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This fully-revised and enlarged fourth edition introduces the students to the basic and applied aspects of plant pathology and to the major diseases of crops and fruit trees in India. Latest developments in the molecular biology of diseased plants and control measures are incorporated in the book.

Virus and Virus like Diseases of Major Crops in Developing Countries

Virus and Virus like Diseases of Major Crops in Developing Countries Author Gad Loebenstein
ISBN-10 9789400707917
Release 2013-12-18
Pages 800
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It appears that a comprehensive and up-to-date book on the impact of virus diseases on the major crops in developing countries is now much needed, especially as there have been rapid advances in the biological and molecular characterization and detection of the pathogens and possible approaches for their control. On the other hand, the economic losses caused by many of these diseases are tremendous and much of the accumulated knowledge to diminish the crop losses has not filtered through, or cannot be applied. This book is focused on the important crops. Each chapter on a specific crop will include inter alia, geographical distribution, the viruses - symptoms, damage, detection - a brief description of the viruses concerned, and present and future ways for their control. Experts from India, Nigeria, UK, USA, France, Germany, Peru, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Venezuela, Kazakhstan and Israel (many of them from the International Research Institutions) have contributed chapters to this book.

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sugarcane Volume 2

Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sugarcane Volume 2 Author Philippe Rott
ISBN-10 1786761483
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 380
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Sugarcane cultivation faces a range of challenges to improve yields sustainably. This volumes reviews how these challenges can be addressed through developments in breeding as well as better management of pests and diseases.

Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies Author Ann E. Hajek
ISBN-10 0521653851
Release 2004
Pages 378
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Introductory text covering biological control of arthropods, vertebrates, weeds and plant pathogens by natural enemies.

Soil Health Soil Biology Soilborne Diseases and Sustainable Agriculture

Soil Health  Soil Biology  Soilborne Diseases and Sustainable Agriculture Author Graham Stirling
ISBN-10 9781486303052
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 280
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Our capacity to maintain world food production depends heavily on the thin layer of soil covering the Earth's surface. The health of this soil determines whether crops can grow successfully, whether a farm business is profitable and whether an enterprise is sustainable in the long term. Farmers are generally aware of the physical and chemical factors that limit the productivity of their soils but often do not recognise that soil microbes and the soil fauna play a major role in achieving healthy soils and healthy crops. Soil Health, Soil Biology, Soilborne Diseases and Sustainable Agriculture provides readily understandable information about the bacteria, fungi, nematodes and other soil organisms that not only harm food crops but also help them take up water and nutrients and protect them from root diseases. Complete with illustrations and practical case studies, it provides growers and their consultants with holistic solutions for building an active and diverse soil biological community capable of improving soil structure, enhancing plant nutrient uptake and suppressing root pests and pathogens. The book is written by scientists with many years' experience developing sustainable crop production practices in the grains, vegetable, sugarcane, grazing and horticultural industries. This book will be useful for: growers, consultants, agronomists and soil chemists, extension personnel working in the grains, livestock, sugarcane and horticultural industries, professionals running courses in soil health/biological farming, and students taking university courses in soil science, ecology, microbiology, plant pathology and other biological sciences.